Simon Edwardsen

born October 26, 1892 Fredrikstad – died 1979 or in Stockholm 1985, depending on sources

with Folke Jonsson and Joel Berglund
with Jussi Björling (performance of Paumgartner's Rossini in Neapel)
Edwardsen studied with Poul Bang in Copenhagen (1915-19).

He made his debut at the Oslo Opéra Comique in 1919.

In 1927, he sang at the SRO in Stockholm as José.

He sang at the: Stockholm SRO (1927-50), Helsinki FNO (1953-54), Reyjavik Icelandic Opera (1951-55), Göteborg Stora (1925-27), Stockholm Riksteater (1960-61), ...

He was also a stage director/producer at the Stockholm SRO and the Göteborg Stora.

His repertory included Tamino, Ubma (Arnljot), Pedrillo, Monostatos, Gösta Berling (I cavalieri di Ekebù), Mime, Loge, ...

He recorded for Columbia (Oslo), and HMV (including Gösta Berling's aria).

Reference:Richard T. Soper Nordic voices, Shires Press, 2010

Simon Edwardsen sings Die Zauberflöte: Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön, in Swedish
1939 live
I wish to thank my friend Daniele Godor for the pictures and recording.

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